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When do Girl Scout Cookies go on sale and how do I find them?

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Girl Scout Cookies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Girl Scout Cookies **

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A mound of Girl Scout cookies. This mound contains 74 boxes of cookies

*Girl Scout Cookies* are cookies sold by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) as
one of its major fundraisers for local Scout units. Members of the GSUSA
have been selling cookies since 1917 to raise funds. Girls who participate
can earn prizes for their efforts. There are also unit incentives if the
unit as a whole does well. As of 2007, sales were estimated at about 200
million boxes per year.^[1]


· 1 History
· 2 Sales
· 3 Profits
· 4 Production

· 4.1 Varieties
· 4.2 Discontinued
· 4.3 Nutrition
· 4.4 Palm oil

· 5 See also
· 6 References
· 7 External links


The first cookie sales by an individual Scout unit was by the Mistletoe
Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma in December 1917.^[2] In 1922, the Girl Scout
magazine /The American Girl/ suggested cookie sales as a fund-raiser and
provided recipes. In 1933, Girl Scouts in Philadelphia organized the first
official sale, selling homemade cookies at the windows of local utility
companies. The first Girl Scout cookie recipe was a sugar cookie. In 1936
the national organization began licensing commercial bakers to produce

During World War II the Girl Scouts sold calendars in addition to cookies,
because of shortages of flour, sugar, and butter. In 1942 there were 48
cookies per box, available in either vanilla or chocolate. Customers were
limited to two boxes during some war years. By 1943 Girl Scouts also
collected fat in cans with Girl Scout labels to aid the war effort and sold
War Bonds at


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